Energy Company Obligation Flexible Eligibility and Home Energy Conservation Act

​​Local Authority Fle​xible Eligibility Statement Of Intent

Under the Energy Company Obligation (ECO) Regulations 2017 - 2018 (ECO2t) local authorities can set their own criteria for eligibility for funding for domestic energy efficiency measures. This funding is aimed at those within a local authority most likely to be in fuel poverty. Energy companies can spend up to a maximum of 10% of their full obligation within these criteria. Local authorities must publish a statement of intent that defines who is eligible for funding before this can happen.

The Leeds City Region has adopted a city region wide approach to implementing the Flexible Eligibility policy initiative within the 2017/18 Energy Company Obligation regulations, through the Better Homes Yorkshire programme. The Wakefield Council Statement of Intent fits within this framework.

Wakefield Council intends to work closely with energy companies, installers and customers to maximise the input of Flexible Eligibility ECO on fuel poor households. However fitting the criteria within the Statement of Intent does not guarantee that any individual household will benefit from energy saving improvements as the final decision on funding rests with energy suppliers and will depend on:

  • The survey carried out and installation costs calculated;
  • The energy savings that can be achieved for a property; and
  • Whether suppliers have achieved their ECO targets or require further measures to meet their ECO targets (this will affect the amount of funding available through the scheme)

Statement Of Intent

Previous declarations of intent will be available on this page.

If you would like further information please contact us using the details below.

​​Home Energy Conservation Act

The Home Energy Conservation Act 1995 requires English Local Authorities to prepare a Further Report (by 31 March 2013) setting out the energy conservation measures that the Authority considers practicable, cost-effective and likely to result in significant improvement in the energy efficiency of residential accommodation in its area. Further reports will be required at two-yearly intervals, up to and including 31 March 2027​.

Carbon dioxide emissions from housing contribute up to a third of all such emissions.  Hous​eholds can act to improve their energy efficiency, reduce their overall costs and improve their home environment by updating their homes with cavity wall and loft insulation and boiler replacements, when required. Retrofitting of insulation measures is essential to achieve our carbon saving targets and future-proof our housing against rising fuel costs.

Wakefield Council's HECA Further Report 2013 sets out the energy efficiency initaitives which the Council will deliver between in 2013-2015. The measures are what the Council considers practicable, cost-effective and likely to result in significant improvements in the energy efficiency of residential accommodation.

The HECA Further Report 2013 outlines Wakefield Council's plan to undertake area based initiatives and targeted schemes to improve home energy efficiency and to tackle fuel poverty by working with local and national partners to promote the Green Deal, the Energy Company Obligation and other local initaitives to achieve its carbon reduction ambitions.

The HECA Further Report 2013

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Home Energy Team

Strategic Housing
Wakefield Council
Wakefield One
PO Box 700
Burton Street

0344 902 0222